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Bestselling author Julia Spencer-Fleming is the winner of the Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, Dilys, Barry, Nero Wolfe, and Gumshoe Awards, and an Edgar and Romantic Times RC Award finalist. She was born at Plattsburgh Air Force Base, spending most of her childhood on the move as an army brat. She studied acting and history at Ithaca College, and received her J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law. She lives in a 190-year-old farmhouse outside of Portland, Maine, with three children, two dogs, and one husband.

Genres: Mystery
Anthony Awards Best First Novel winner (2003) : In the Bleak Midwinter
Dilys Awards Best Book winner (2003) : In the Bleak Midwinter
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2005) : Out of the Deep I Cry
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2005) : Out of the Deep I Cry
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2006) : All Mortal Flesh
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : All Mortal Flesh
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : All Mortal Flesh
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2008) : I Shall Not Want
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2012) : One Was a Soldier
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2013) : Through the Evil Days
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2014) : Through the Evil Days

Julia Spencer-Fleming recommends
Still Life (2005)
(Chief Inspector Gamache, book 1)
Louise Penny
"Still Life is a masterpiece of a traditional drawing room mystery, repainted in the autumnal colors of the Canadian countryside. Louise Penny is a storytelling artist."
High Priestess (2006)
(Tarot Card Mystery, book 2)
David Skibbins
"Pick up this book today!"
It Happened One Knife (2008)
(Double Feature Mysteries, book 2)
Jeffrey Cohen
"Jeffrey Cohen is the Dave Barry of the New Jersey Turnpike."
The Prodigal Nun (2008)
(Sister Agatha, book 5)
Aimée Thurlo and David Thurlo
"Aimee and David Thurlo's nimble plotting leaves readers turning pages while Our Lady of Hope Monastery's compelling characters draw you into their richly textured world. Sister Agatha is a blessing and you'll believe in Prey for a Miracle!"
Old World Murder (2010)
(Chloe Ellefson Mystery, book 1)
Kathleen Ernst
"Character-driven with mystery aplenty, Old World Murder is a sensational read."
The Stranger You Seek (2011)
(Keye Street, book 1)
Amanda Kyle Williams
"A dark, gritty thriller, The Stranger You Seek is a sensational debut. Readers will relish this story's many captivating, powerful, and compelling layers."
Mortal Arts (2013)
(Lady Darby Mystery, book 2)
Anna Lee Huber
"Lady Darby is an engaging new sleuth to follow."
Ten Lords A-Leaping (2013)
(Father Christmas Mystery, book 3)
C C Benison
"More fun than a season of Masterpiece Mystery."
Writen in Blood Vol 1-3 (2014)
(John Jordan Omnibus)
Michael Lister
"Michael Lister writes one of the most ambitious and unusual crime fiction series going. See what crime fiction is capable of."
Land of Careful Shadows (2014)
(Jimmy Vega Mystery, book 1)
Suzanne Chazin
"What a wonderful read! Suspenseful, involving, peopled with colorful, engaging characters. . . This fine novel will touch your heart."
No Other Darkness (2015)
(Detective Inspector Marnie Rome, book 2)
Sarah Hilary
"Fans of Val McDermid and Ian Rankin will love this."
Crossroad (2019)
W H Cameron
"Fans of Michael Connelly will relish Cameron's coldful characters."
The Mountains Wild (2020)
(Maggie D'arcy, book 1)
Sarah Stewart Taylor
"Lyrical, moody, THE MOUNTAINS WILD unfolds like an Irish ballad, at turns stirring, tender and tragic. Sarah Stewart Taylor has written a book as much about the mysteries of the human heart as the questions surrounding the long-missing woman at the silent center of the tale. A triumphant return to the genre."

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